Siphon Draw Trail is a 4.7 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Apache Junction, AZ that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
Contact the Park: (480) 982-4485 Lost Dutchman SP 6109 N. Apache Trail Apache Junction, AZ 85219
Unlike the other great Phoenix area hikes... unique terrain once you start gaining elevation. Started earlier this week on a 43deg morning, very few people just after sunrise. Flat Iron was hidden by the cloud deck. Great insights from the Park Ranger about the trail and options once you reach the "top".
Will be doing this one again, great workout.
Start early, bring water, be ready to work your legs off, and prepare yourself for the breathtaking view! Well worth the trek.
Great leg workout with beautiful views
this was a fun hike. I wasn't expecting so much climbing and in parts the trail wasn't too well marked. but the view at the top is worth it! I had one woman tell me, "you will feel like you can't keep going, but keep going because you're almost there!" and she was totally right! start early in the day.
This is now my favorite hike in the valley. I love the Superstitions but have always hiked the Gold Canyon side. We started before dawn and there was hardly anyone out that early. Most people were just heading up as we were about halfway down. The trail was marked by white dots but above the basin at times we missed them, getting a little off course, but really as long as you're heading up you can't really get lost. Be careful of the scree on the upper half of the basin making it easy to slide when coming down. Above the basin it gets challenging at times as you have to climb over boulders. The view at the top is phenomenal and totally worth the climb. It took us about 5 hours to do with a break at the top to enjoy the views. It was also a really clean trail, no litter or graffiti.
Will kick your ass, but awesome view at the top makes it all worth it.
Tough. Start early and trekking pole advised if you have knee problems. Gorgeous!
My fave trail in the metro area. Always a great workout!
Best to avoid weekends when it's very crowded. Great around stormy days as you'll have trail to yourself.
This hike is a 5 star ass kicking but the beauty you experience makes it all worth it.
Beautiful and difficult hike. Well worth it even just to get to the basin. Would definitely recommend! Start early in the hot weather mos.
One most difficult and beautiful hikes around Phoenix. A must hike for me at least 2x a year. Try going right after the monsoon season for amazing flowers!